FRANCESCA HICKIN

BONHAMS

Category
Antiquities
Company Size
International

Francesca Hickin started as an intern in antiquities at Christie’s.She moved to Bonhams in 2017 to head up the antiquities department, running sales of antiquities from the ancient civilisations of the Near East,Egypt, Greece, Byzantium and Rome. ‘I think almost everyone has some level of interest in the ancient world,’ she says. ‘Most people recall having their imaginations captured by ancient Egyptian mummies or Greek myths when they were younger.’A highlight was making the winning phone bid for a private collector client on the star piece from her first auction as Head of Department in July — an Egyptian granite head of a priest,which sold for over double the low estimate at £137,000.

Francesca Hickin